Teaching students how to write words is not easy, but this tactic is very helpful. Teaching students to tell the sounds they hear in a word is called phoneme segmentation. It is something that they are actually tested on at mid-term and at the end of the year. After lots of practice, they are able to succeed at it. Here are some examples to get you started. You can work on it at home and we practice it everyday at home.
You ask, "What are the sounds that you hear in cat?"
Your child should respond, "/c/ /a/ /t/"
stop /s/ /t/ /o/ /p/
lend /l/ /e/ /n/ /d/ Students often miss the middle sounds, especially /n/.
bird /b/ /er/ /d/
spoon /s/ /p/ /oo/ /n/
O and R go together as /or/
Follow this link to watch a helpful video about phonemes - click here.